William Augustus Marlowe

November 12, 1948 - January 27, 2012
William Augustus Marlowe

William Augustus Marlowe, 63, passed away Friday, January 27, 2012, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter Wilmington, NC.

He was born November 12, 1948, in Southport, NC, the son of the late Robert Eugene and Mary Catherine Marlowe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, James E. Marlowe and Robert E. (Gene) Marlowe, Jr.

Bill was a graduate of UNC-W with a degree in history and a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He was employed by Praxair Healthcare Systems.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Darlene Harris Marlowe and son Robert (Bob) Nathaniel Marlowe. Bill is also survived by his sister, Catherine M. O’Quinn and husband Robert, sister-in-law Louise S. Marlowe, nephew James R. Marlowe, and nieces Jennifer G. Rogge and husband Tim and Whitney O’Quinn Bullock; aunt Doris H. Northrop and uncle Robert E. Northrop and wife, Celest and many cousins.

The family will receive friends at the home, 120 Yorktown Drive, Wilmington, NC, on Sunday, January 29th from 2:00 to 6:00pm. A graveside service will be held at the family plot in Southport, NC at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • January 29, 2012
    Patricia Corcoran Smith says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a fantastic, colorful personality! Our college days were brighter because of him. He was a fine, fine fellow. Rest in peace, Bill. Patricia Corcoran Smith Class of 1972 UNCW

  • January 29, 2012
    Tim Ryan says:
    Darlene, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I had the pleasure of working with Bill for 9 years at Praxair and shared a lot of good times with him. He taught me alot about the job as well as about life. Bill will truly be missed. God Bless. Tim

  • January 28, 2012
    Gale Blackham Spell says:
    Darlene, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have some very fond memories and when you and Bill lived with me on Page Ave. He was like a big brother. My heart is with you and your family. Gale

  • January 28, 2012
    George Sloan says:
    Darlene, I lost touch with Bill years ago, but a great many of us remember him fondly from our years together at New Hanover High. Bill was a fine fellow, a good man indeed - and will be missed. May his soul rest in peace, and my sincere condolences to you and your family - George Sloan

  • January 28, 2012
    Hugh Newkirk says:
    I, too, had lost track of Bill from UNCW and Pi Kappa Phi in the early 70's, but I really missed seeing him. My deepest sympathies are with his family and friends. He was always upbeat, had a terrific sense of humor, and was so centered and down to earth. What a great person he was!